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Ref No: FO0020

Italian Pickled Wood Baroque Style Plinth

A hand carved pickled timber baroque style plinth. During the 16th century, it was common practice for craftsmen to infuse the timber  they were using with a caustic lime paste in order to protect the piece from insects, essentially ‘pickling’ their work. This piece has an elegant acanthus motif, which is accentuated by several beautifully carved female busts.

This piece has a matching sgabello-style armchair, which can be seen Here.

Period: 19th Century
Style: Renaissance, Baroque
Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 50cm W x 57cm D x 118cm H
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